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Physics: Books and E-books

Books in the Library

To find out if a specific book is available in the Library, visit Primo and sign in.  In the search box enter one or two key words from the title and the surname of the author. When the search results appear you can choose to click Books in the Tweak my results menu on the left to display results for books only.

If the book is available to borrow, Primo will state this information giving the floor location and classmark details. For example: Available at Hugh Owen Library Level E (QH308.7.W7 Qto).

If the book is not available, Primo will state this information: On loan but you may request the item. Instructions on how to request a book that is on loan can be found here.  

Shelf Locations

Books for Maths and Physics can be found in the Physical Sciences Library

Q Science (General)
QA Mathematics
QA150 Algebra
QA 276 Statistics
QA 303 Calculus
QA 440 Geometry
QA 801 Analytical mechanics
QA 843 Dynamics
QA 901 Fluid mechanics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QC189.5 Rheology
QC 221-246 Acoustics
QC 350-467 Optics
QC 501-766 Electricity and magnetism
QC 770-798 Nuclear and particle physics
QC 851-999 Meteorology/Climatology
T Technology
TA General engineering
TJ Mechanical engineering
TK Electrical engineering


Aberystwyth University libraries subscribe to a wide range of e-books and e-book collections. We have 1000s of e-books and our collection is regularly growing . You can access our e-books via Primo. If we have access to an electronic version of a book, the Primo record will state Online Access. 

Click here for further information and for instructions on how to find, open, read and print e-books found in Primo.

Key e-book databases

​Below are key databases for e-books:​

Primo Search

Search In Primo

FAQ - How to access e-resources off-campus

Document Supply Service

The Document Supply Service allows registered users to request items which are not available in the University Library. We can support staff and students with research and learning by locating and supplying books, chapters, and articles held by other libraries. Information Services will cover the costs of the allocation for the different user groups in all academic departments, subject to available funds.

Click here for further information and to see how many free requests you can order.

More Books

If you can’t find a book you’re looking for in the library, you can place a request for it via the More Books campaign (Students only). Each book ordered through the campaign will be placed in the library collection.

More information is available here.